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Panic! at the Disco kicked off tour in Seattle (Photo Slideshow)

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They are Influenced by the likes of 60′s rock icons such as The Beatles, The Zombies and The Beach Boys, those influences are reflected on the catchy 2008 hit single, “Nine in the Afternoon.” Panic! At The Disco is back with a brand new record entitled, Too Rare to Live, Too Young to Die. Last month the band kicked off their […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 98 On Demand: Sean De Tore (KIRO Radio) & Bradford Loomis

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by Greg Roth Sean De Tore an assistant producer of the Ron and Don Show, on KIRO Radio. He is also a passionate music journalist and colleague. Sean has been hosting his Mixtape podcast for over 4 years. The Mixtape features some stellar Northwest music talent of all genres. This past summer, Sean hosted his very first Mixtape “Live” at Barboza in Capitol Hill. Headlining […]

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Jonny Lang just gets better with age (Photo Slideshow)

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by Greg Roth Jonny Lang sings and plays his guitar from every ounce of his soul. The American blues, gospel artist started his career at the tender age of 13, and at that time was compared to that of a 40-year-old blues veterans. Known for his uncanny vocal ability and his stunning guitar solos, the former prodigy has five […]

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TIMBRRR! Winter Music Festival In Leavenworth: A musical hot toddy (Photo Slideshow)

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by Christine Mitchell photos by Arlene Brown I was as giddy as a teenager when photographer Arlene Brown and I headed over Stevens Pass to Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival in Leavenworth last Friday. Hell, I had even borrowed my mom’s car (which wasn’t in the teenager bomber-car trade-up kind of way, more in the ‘my […]

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Indigo Girls bring their magic to Edmonds (Photo Slideshow)

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by Greg Roth They sing songs of devotion, pain and redemption. They have inspired northwest artists such as Brandi Carlile and Star Anna. Through their music they champion a number of social and environmental causes. Their authentic craftsmanship  has earned them a passionate and devoted following that spans decades. The Indigo Girls continue barnstorm across […]

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Reverend Horton Heat burns up Showbox (Photos)

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by Christine Mitchell I see a lot of people wearing black at shows…now there’s an understatement for you. And tonight was no exception; in fact, it was more of a superlative as the waves of spikes upon spikes upon leather upon angry beards and baldies piled in. It was a barricade night at The Showbox. […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Bruce Springsteen has ‘High Hopes’ in 2014

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by Alicia Kamenick The last time Bruce Springsteen released an album hot on the heels of a world tour, we got Working On a Dream, which was … well, a mixed bag, to be generous.  So when Bruce announced a new album last fall as the Wrecking Ball tour was winding down, there was a dose […]

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SMI Radio Ep.97 On Demand: Reignwolf and Robert Roth & Hiro Yamamoto (Truly)

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by Greg Roth The Jordan Cook AKA Reignwolf  crazy buzz started almost two years ago with a stunning in-store  performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle and an equally stunning performance at Sasquatch! and Bumbershoot 2012 and Sasquatch! 2013.  Mr. Cook is wowing fans across the land with his electric and intense showmanship. Reignwolf is an artist in perpetual motion and […]

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Seattle represented once again at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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“The Wonder Twins” Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell  discuss this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  Rock and Roll Hall of Hame Class of 2014: Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Daryl Hall and John Oates,Cat Stevens, The E Street Band (Award for Musical Excellence) Christine Mitchell: Hey Arlene, the 2014 inductees to the Rock and […]

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SMI Lost Track of the Week: “State of The Nation” by Industry

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By Greg Roth Not to be confused with the Irish band of the same name, Industry was an 80′s synth-pop, New Wave band. Surprisingly, this euro-pop sounding outfit was not from Europe at all. In fact, the group was formed  in 1978 in NewYork. They were originally known as Industrial Complex, but later changed their name to the more simple-sounding Industry. The […]

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Time on my Turntable 2013

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Guest SMI contributor, musician and vinyl audiophile extraordinaire, John Roth  shares some of his favorite stax o’ wax of 2013.  More of some of our favorite music from 2013 coming next week… There is nothing like listening to well crafted, well produced music by brilliant artists on 186 gram vinyl. God help me, I do love it so […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 96 On Demand: Eldridge Gravy & Kevin Sur (Timberrr! 2014)

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by Greg Roth SMI Radio kicks off 2014 with a brand new episode featuring two returning friends of the show. SMI MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 (PHOTO SLIDESHOW) When SMI Radio launched in April of 2010 our very first musical guest was Joe Simpson AKA Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme. To say I […]

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